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't be flummoxed on sunday. join bob on "face the nation." his guests will include republican senator john mccain of arizona. the meningitis outbreak has claimed a 25th life today. 331 cases have now been reported in 18 states. we knew that the victims were victims of contaminated steroids produced by a massachusetts pharmacy, but what the f.d.a. told us today about that pharmacy came as quite a surprise. here's dr. jon lapook. >> reporter: the food and drug administration tested 50 vials suspected to be a source of contamination in the meningitis outbreak. they found all 50 were contaminated by bacteria or fungus. the f.d.a. says internal n.e.c.c. documents show the company tested a vial from the same lot in august and labeled it sterile. the inspection also focused on the clean room at n.e.c.c. a clean room like this one is where ingredients are mixed to make sterile medication. the f.d.a. discovered n.e.c.c.'s own monitoring repeatedly found mold and bacteria growing on walls and surfaces. equipment used to sterilize medicine had "greenish-yellow discoloration" and "air ducts were dirty." acco
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